(NECN: Katelyn Tivnan) - U-Hauls, boxes and lots of umbrellas were out Sunday in Boston.
It's move-in day in the city, and students in the Allston neighborhood had their work cut out for them.
As parents and students unpack, they also try to stay dry, covering themselves and their belongings with anything they can find.
Students like Boston University senior Alex Williams say the process can get complicated. He's moving to a new apartment just around the corner, but the process of getting into the space is taking days.
Sunday's downpours did not make it any easier.
Boston Inspectional Services are also playing a big part in the process, greeting newcomers to the neighborhood and conducting walkthroughs of properties.
Crews are checking everything from working smoke detectors to rodent problems.
"Also trying to find out about the apartments they have been living in," said Boston Inspectional Services Commissioner Bryan Glasscock. "If they've had any problems over the last year with the landlord, any problems with the buildings."
With just three cartloads out of the way, Williams says all he can think about is drying off.
"There are no words in the English language to describe how happy I will be," said Williams. "I will be ecstatic!"